Holiday Bucket List


Lake Walk is the perfect place to spend your holiday season. Check out our top 12 holiday bucket list items below and enjoy the holidays with us! Learn more about any of these events, purchase tickets, and RSVP by visiting

1. Attend one of our holiday markets

Cross a few items off your holiday shopping list by attending Lake Walk’s artisan market, The Local. With over 50 artisan vendors, you are destined to find a uniquely crafted produce for even the toughest person on your list. Join us on November 26 for our Thanksgiving market, and on December 10 for our Christmas market.

2. Enjoy a warm cup of holiday cheer at POV Coffeehouse

The 12 cups of Christmas returns to POV! Enjoy 12 speciality holiday beverages such as Peppermint Hot Chocolate, Eggnog Latte, Caramel Apple Cider, and more during the entire month of December.

3. View the Christmas lights and decor

Put on your warmest sweater and fuzzy hat for a stroll through Lake Walk to admire the Christmas lights and decor throughout the park.

4. Have breakfast with Santa at Campfire

Need to tell Santa what’s on your wishlist this year? Lucky for you, Santa will be stopping by for breakfast at Campfire on December 21st, and you can join him! Enjoy a buffet style breakfast, cookie decorating, and pictures with Santa himself.

5. Enjoy a movie under the stars

After our Christmas market, grab your friends and family for a screening of a Christmas classic in the Backyard of The Stella Hotel. Hot chocolate and snacks will be available throughout the evening. Movie details coming soon!

6. Snap the perfect photo

Still need to take family photos for this year’s Christmas card? Or looking for the perfect place for a photoshoot with friends? Let Lake Walk be the backdrop of your pictures this holiday season.

7. Spend quality time together with a family dinner

Take a well deserved break from the busy week and enjoy a sit-down family meal at Campfire Restaurant. Every Sunday in December, Campfire is offering family-style ordering. Served just how you would at your kitchen table. Stay tuned for more details.

8. Pay it forward

Give back this holiday season by donating a toy or clothing items for the Christmas Co-Op organized by Grace Bible Church and SOS Ministries. The Christmas Co-Op is a store type environment where community members have the opportunity to buy the donated presents at highly discounted prices. All proceeds go towards purchasing more toys for the community. Item collection will take place at The Stella Hotel from November 26th – December 12th.

9. Have a stay-cation at The Stella

Whether you need a local weekend getaway or extra space for visiting relatives, The Stella Hotel has the perfect “Home for the Holidays” deal! Stay two nights in any guest room or suite and receive: a $50 Amazon gift card, two signature cocktail welcome drinks from Campfire or Hershel’s, hot cocoa welcome drinks for kids 12 and under, and complimentary valet parking. Book your stay today!

10. Climb to the top of the tower

Climb to the top of the Lake Walk Observation Tower for some of the best aerial vantage points in the Bryan-College Station area. You can catch some spectacular views of the setting sun over Lake Atlas, and even Kyle Field in the distance.

11. Try a holiday inspired cocktail at Hershel’s

Hershel’s, the speakeasy inspired lounge located inside of The Stella Hotel, will be offering festive cocktails throughout the holiday season. Hershel’s is open nightly Wednesday – Saturday, with live music performances every Friday and Saturday. Grab some friends or coworkers for a fun evening out!

12. Give thanks

While the holidays are fun for finding the perfect gift and stuffing ourselves at family get togethers, don’t forget to be thankful for the little things this holiday season. Take a moment and reflect with family and friends on what you’re grateful for as 2019 comes to a close.